Monthly Archives: February 2008

Three Little Pigs Redux

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Three Very White Little PigsThis is the story of the three little pigs.Their mother built them a nest of hay.It kept them warm and out of the wind.But we moved them. She had a very small litter so we combined … Continue reading

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Pig in a Blanket

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Pig in a BlanketIt is quite common to see a pig toting a bit of bedding hay on it’s back like it forgot to take of its house coat before coming to breakfast. Usually by the time they’ve walked the … Continue reading

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Site Crash

Simple blog note: The web server had serious problems yesterday and then for the past 24 hours my incoming email has been down. If you emailed me and I don’t respond that is why. Incoming mail neither bounced nor got … Continue reading

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Piglets on Barley

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Atrium Grower pigsThese little guys are eating boiled barley which is left over from brewing beer at a local micro-brewery. What the brewery does is cook the barley to get the sugars. They then drain off the liquid which contains … Continue reading

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Cardamom Farrowing 2008 Winter

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Cardamom Mid-FarrowCardamom surprised us by starting to farrow this evening in the east end of the south end shed. We were out doing late chores after having moved one group of sows into the garden paddock when Holly heard the … Continue reading

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Livin’ The Vermont Way

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Last fall some of my writing was picked up by the magazine “Livin’ The Vermont Way“. It has been a rather interesting experience having my writings published in a local magazine because all of a sudden friends and neighbors are … Continue reading

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Collapsed Barn

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Marshfield Horse ArenasOuch. Big ouch. Sick in the stomach ouch. Snow loads collapse buildings. The above is a rather sad example, almost like a before and after with the remaining arena on the right and the collapsed one on the … Continue reading

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Boar Tasting

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Basa Boar Pork Chop Be sure to read the most up to date information in the article about boar taint, read the linked to articles and read the comments which have answers to many questions. Tonight we taste tested pork … Continue reading

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Rain & Ice

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Ben Snowboarding the Way DriveWe woke up this morning to rain. Interestingly, they had predicted temperatures in the high 40’s but our high for the day was 34°F. Just enough to turn the road to glass. The whey driveway coming … Continue reading

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An Endless Harvest

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An Endless Harvest by Betty LevinePreserving and Using Fruits, Vegetables and HerbsThis past fall we sold our pastured pork at the Wellspring Farm CSA in Marshfield, Vermont. A CSA is short hand for Community Supported Agriculture. The idea being that … Continue reading

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